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New airline ready to “Swoop” into discount flights

WestJet Airlines is gearing up to launch the country’s second ultra-low cost airline tomorrow. Swoop, an offshoot of WestJet, will make its maiden flight on its pink and white aircraft before the sun rises in Hamilton on a trip to

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Police investigating murder in Kitchener

Detectives are investigating a murder in Kitchener. Spokeswoman Cherri Greeno says police responded to a report of an injured man at 926 Courtland Avenue East just before 9 0’clock last (Monday) night The adult man was pronounced dead at the

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Five people struck by lightning near Tillsonburg

Fresh air is moving into Ontario and Quebec to cool off what has been a scorching couple of days. Brantford dealt with a high of 33 degrees yesterday, with humidity making it feel more like 41. Now, Environment Canada has

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Trotz steps down as Caps’ head coach

The N-H-L’s most recent Stanley Cup-winning coach is now a free agent. Barry Trotz has stepped down less than two weeks after leading the Washington Capitals to their first championship. Trotz and the team could not agree on an annual

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Gas prices steady

The price of gas ranges from $ 1.21-$1.37 a litre in our region as of 4 0’clock this morning. Brantford-Brant:  $1.23-$1.33 Hamilton: $1.21-$1.37 Burlington: $1.25-$1.35 Milton: $1.26-$1.33 Oakville-Mississauga: $1.27-$1.33 Kitchener-Waterloo:  $1.26-$1.33 Cambridge: $1.19-$1.33 Niagara Region: $1.28-$1.34 Simcoe, Delhi, Port Dover,

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Sunny, not as hot, humid

The Weather Network Forecast, Today: mainly sunny. High 24. Tonight: partly cloudy. Low 15. Tomorrow: mainly sunny. High 26. Thursday: sunny. High 23. The Outlook: Friday: mainly sunny. High 25. Saturday: light rain. High 23. Sunday: a mix of sun

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Severe thunderstorm risk

Severe thunderstorm watches are in effect for a swath of southern and southwestern Ontario. Environment Canada says the storms could produce strong wind, large hail and heavy rain. The weather agency predicts wind gusts could reach 100 kilometres per hour,

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Ford imposes public service hiring freeze

Premier-designate Doug Ford has imposed a hiring freeze in the public service. A spokesman for Mr. Ford says the Progressive Conservative leader has also directed government ministries to cancel “subscription-based services” and to restrict out-of-province travel. Simon Jefferies says the

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OFA looks forward to working with new MPP’s

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture says it wants to reach out to some of the new MPP’s who were elected in the Progressive Conservative Party victory on June 7th. The Tories captured 76 seats, returning veteran rural members like Toby

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Brantford receives grant to combat elder abuse

Brantford has received a nearly $69-thousand provincial grant to combat elder abuse. The funding will be used to develop the Brant Elder Abuse Response project. Details of the project were announced Friday and it follows the release of the city’s

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Two tornadoes confirmed in storm

Not one, but two tornadoes slammed into the area in Wednesday’s vicious storm. Environment Canada says an EF-0 tornado struck the Norwich area at around 3 p.m. This finding is based on video evidence and there was minimal damage reported.

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Driver dead in Oxford County collision

A driver is dead after a transport truck hauling two trailers and a car collided in Blandford-Blenheim township yesterday. Oxford County OPP say the truck was travelling east on Road 29 when it was struck by a car going south

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Hamilton thinking “Winter Wonderland” in sweltering heat

As southern Ontario swelters through a mini heat wave, Hamilton city councillors have their minds set on a different season. They’ll vote this week whether to spend $7 million to transform some Mountain park space into “Winter Wonderland”, complete with

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Jays sweep Nats

A sweep for the suddenly surging Blue Jays. Randal Grichuk hit a pair of solo shots as Toronto completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with an 8-6 win at Rogers Centre. The Jays also swept Baltimore last weekend

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Gas prices slightly lower to start week

The price of gas ranges from $ 1.20-$1.37 a litre in our region as of 4 0’clock this morning. Brantford-Brant:  $1.23-$1.33 Hamilton: $1.21-$1.37 Burlington: $1.24-$1.33 Milton: $1.26-$1.33 Oakville-Mississauga: $1.26-$1.33 Kitchener-Waterloo:  $1.25-$1.33 Cambridge: $1.20-$1.35 Niagara Region: $1.28-$1.32 Simcoe, Delhi:  $1.28 Waterford:

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